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Harry Potter, it’s a way of life!

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This is my first fandom post written for the Blogging Competition.

Do share and like!
Thank you.
DFTBA. 😀

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Calling all my blog readers!

Recently I realised (all over again) how amazing it is to have regular readers on one’s blog.
I don’t really have to worry about views at all.
Of course I don’t blog so that I get views; but every time I post, I know I’ll have at least a small bunch of people who will read it.
Over time, I have started counting on you guys to read my posts and give me feedback and moral support.
It helps me continue blogging.
Thank you so much!

In fact, some of you will start pestering me about not posting if I’m absent from the blogosphere for a long time.
I can’t thank you guys enough- you all are literally the reason I didn’t quit blogging and go back to journal writing, it’s because I know there are people who are genuinely interested in reading what I write.

So why did I realise this all of a sudden?
Well, recently I signed up for a blogging competition where I’m supposed to blog for a whole month and they’ll judge me based on various factors such as the content of the posts, vocabulary and promotion techniques.
Now, up until I actually started posting I had this notion in my head that there’s these bunch of people who’re reading no matter what.
Except they’re not! Because it’s on a whole different website using a different account and you guys do not follow me there (nor can you)!

But I really need you guys to be reading my posts, now more than ever.
I get points for the number of likes, comments and shares on my posts and I hope you guys read all my posts and ‘Like’ and comment if you like them- also do share (but I don’t know, that just feels like asking too much XP)

I don’t generally ask readers to do anything for me. I write, you read if you wish to and comment if you like, but this time I need you people to do this for me!

This blogging contest is really fun but it’d be supermegafoxyawesomehot if I won!

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This is my first post for the competition, do tell me what you think of it (it was really weird to write, because in it, I’m essentially introducing myself to strangers.. I think I was really awkward in the beginning but then I pretended I was talking to all of you, and then I think I nailed it! Hehe…)

What I will do from now on is that I’ll share a link to every post on my blog here, and then you guys can go over and read it. 😀

Hope you guys do a lot of sharing, liking and commenting!

Thank you in advance and DFTBA!

How much is too much when it comes to blog promotion?

Recently I found myself thinking that I should do something to get more people to read my blog, or at least, to make them aware of its existence.

I am not exactly sure how I came to thinking about that but it mostly happened from the realization that I’ve been doing it for more than a year now, and it is, indeed, a very important part of my daily routine (if not my life) and, therefore, I should take it a little bit more siriusly.

But then again, a small incident regarding a fellow blogger who may or may not have pushed the promoting thing too far led me to think of all the ways people promote their blogs, and honestly, I felt a little uncomfortable just thinking about doing it.

For instance, some people I know send me a link to their latest post and insist that I read it! Also, these people rarely talk to me outside of the conversations we have about their blog.

I, for one, rarely send my friends links to any of my posts. If I do, I make sure that reading the post will actually help them in some way and/ or that they’ll enjoy it. And even then, I tell them that they only have to read if they feel like it and not reading it will not make me angry or sad at all.
My friendship (or any sort of relationship) with a person is more important than a couple of views on my blog.
I don’t want them to feel like I take advantage of the fact that we’re friends to promote my own blog.

If anything, I’m always more interested in reading things that my friends have written!

I realize that since I blog only as a hobby and not because I earn money from doing it (or even any non- monetary benefits) I don’t need to promote the blog, nor do I need the views or followers.
That’s why I can sit here and write self-righteously about not promoting blogs.
(There’s also the fact that, most days, I’m content with the views I get on my blog. Yes, I wouldn’t say no to more, but I wouldn’t take a lot of efforts to get them either).

It’s always pretty great to get a few more views than you expected or hoped to get, and the views are simply a numeric representation of how well you write (although not always) and a way of feeling appreciated. And what writer doesn’t like to be appreciated?

Which is what brought me to the question: How much is too much?

I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions on the topic.
Also tell me any annoying habits of bloggers that you’ve come across (and you can tell if it was me 😛 )

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